If you’re looking for hardware RAID on DragonFly, here’s some brief notes on what should work. Areca and LSI are the hardware names to watch for. The person who asked the original question pointed to earlier benchmarks, which I may have linked before.
Radeon hardware support in DragonFly has been moved up to match what’s in the Linux 4.7.10 kernel. If you have a R9 290 GPU, there’s some tweaks you may need.
(n.b. may be unnecessary now from later commits; I don’t have the hardware to check.)
For some reason I am completely unfamiliar with this standard, but UHS-1 support for Secure Digital cards has been ported to DragonFly by Imre Vadasz, for a limited range of models. UHS stands for “Ultra High Speed”, so perhaps it’s clear what that standard does for you.
Mobile Skylake CPUs appear to have issues with power management and direct video rendering. There’s potential fixes on the horizon, but until then, be aware if you have that specific hardware and software mix.
I noted commits about this before, but here’s the instructions: how to use DragonFly on a Macbook Pro with dual GPUs.
Thanks to Imre Vadasz, the virtio driver in DragonFly now has PCI MSI-X support. This should help with virtual performance, though I say that on principle, not with any actual numbers to back it up.
Are you on DragonFly-master? Are you using a Realtek network device? Sepherosa Ziehau has an update he would like you to test.
There will be pizza pie, and Raspberry Pi, for installing BSD, at the next KnoxBUG meeting, tomorrow, for those near Tennessee.
Note that it was originally scheduled for Tuesday and had to be moved up a night because of a conflict – so your schedule has changed even if you were already planning to go.
Apparently there’s a quirk to the way Ricoh cameras format memory cards that made them unreadable on DragonFly. They’re readable now. I link this not because I think it affects many people, but because it’s such a strangely specific problem.
A note from Sepherosa Ziehau explains how you can check for Intel Turbo Boost effect on DragonFly, or at least see your current frequency if you’re using AMD.